Yahoo says 2013 breach affected all 3 billion of its accounts

An investigation found that the stolen user account information did not include passwords in clear text payment card data or bank account information

Previously the internet giant had said "more than one billion" of its accounts had been hit.

Yahoo revealed Tuesday that every single account was affected by its data breach in 2013.

The breach, which affected all 3 billion Yahoo users, had been disclosed in December 2016 as having affected only 1 billion users.

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Yahoo said forensic experts discovered the new information relating to the hack after it was folded into the AOL brand, under the new name Oath. The company says it believes bank-account information and payment-card data were not affected.

Verizon chose to merge the two businesses after its purchase of Yahoo's mail service, news and finance service, and the Flickr and Tumblr social networks completed in June.

The company said that the attackers stole the user information from its system in August of 2013.

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"Verizon is committed to the highest standards of accountability and transparency, and we proactively work to ensure the safety and security of our users and networks in an evolving landscape of online threats", Chandra McMahon, Verizon's chief information security Officer, said in a statement.

Last year, the company "took action to protect all accounts, including directly notifying impacted users identified at the time, requiring password changes and invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers so that they could not be used to access an account".

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